Kids Read Aloud To Soothe Shy Shelter Dogs

On December 12, 2015, kids took part in the first annual Deck the Howls reading event! Kind Kids read holiday stories to shelter pets, made greeting cards for adoptable animals’ kennels, and enjoyed hot coca and cookies.

The Shelter Buddies Reading Program at the Humane Society of Missouri was designed to help our shelter dogs become more adoptable. Participants sit outside of the dogs kennel and read to them, which helps shy dogs learn to relax around people, while teaching high-energy dogs that calm behavior is desirable. When children read stories to the dogs, it also helps them develop their own reading skills.

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More reading programs are coming in early 2016! Check back with us at for details!

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